A Research on the Reproductive Health Bill in Philippines

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A paper on the Reproductive Health Bill in Philippines
1. Introduction
As of 2014, Philippines has a population of 100,617,630 people, making it the twelfth most populated country in the world. The current population has an increase of almost sixteen million people since the year 2000 and is estimated to increase even more over the next 37 years . Overpopulation can be seen in all parts of Philippines including Dumaguete, which has a population of 120,883 people and has an average of 6 persons per household . Overpopulation can cause a strain on the economy as more resources are needed in education, health and infrastructure of the country . Asides from this, overpopulation also leads to a high unemployment rate as there are insufficient jobs for the huge population and this will eventually lead to people living in poverty .
Some causes of overpopulation in Philippines include the lack of information about contraception especially among the poor, the illegality of abortion and the unavailability of modern contraception .
This paper will give an overview of the reproductive health bill in Philippines. It will cover the advantages and disadvantages of the health bill, difficulty in implementing the bill and ways to overcome difficulties in implementing the RH bill.
2. Implementation of Reproductive Health bill in Philippines
In order to tackle the problem of overpopulation, the government of Philippines introduced the Reproductive Health Bill (RH bill). The bill will include public access to information on quality reproductive health services as well as sex education for students of age 10 to 19 in public schools . Almost all types of contraception will be made freely available at public health clinics and medical care will be pro...

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...n which will reduce population growth in the long run.
7. Conclusion
Lawmakers of the RH Bill have come a long way in fighting for the RH bill to be passed and for the implementation of it because of the resistance of the Catholic Church. It is important to note that policies are made for the country and not for a specific religion even if majority of the population belongs to that religion. Even though the Catholic Church in Philippines holds much power and influence in the country, it is evident that many Filipinos are able to develop their own set of thoughts and beliefs and have grown accustomed to the idea of contraception. The RH bill have brought about much controversy in the country but after 12 years of persistence in the fight of the RH bill, it is finally in place and it can also be successful in time with the government as well as the public’s help.

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